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Rulings Issued On Competing Tort Claims (access required)

Attorneys may, in some circumstances, simultaneously handle the injury claims of children and the emotional distress claims of their parents, the State Bar says in a proposed ethics ruling. Proposed RPC 123 offers practitioners advice on how to proceed when ...

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Lump Sum Offers Create Conflict (access required)

The State Bar has reaffirmed a proposed ethics opinion that prohibits attorneys from handling cases where lump sum settlements are offered to families with competing tort claims. The latest version of RPC 109 addresses a specific factual scenario where parents ...

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